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Cowboy Junkies — Spiral Down
Album: At The End Of Paths Taken
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Now it all begins
Or continues to
Spiral down
Spiral down

I've laid it out on paper
Instructions of what to do
As my mind begins to waver
Losing contact with you

Now it all begins
Or continues to


Spiral down
Spiral down

Look upon the self
Look upon the other
We need a better understanding
Or we'll spiral down

Spiral down
Continue to spiral down
I'm no where near my peace
As you spiral down
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 Byronape wrote:
Is she requesting Spiral Ham?
 

{#Curtain}
Is she requesting Spiral Ham?
The advantage this tune has going for it right off the bat is that it follows Bob Dylan...right there it's a breather. Thank goodness for ....who is this? ...oh yeah Cowboy Junkies....yep sounds good.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 


This song is gorgeous...  this whole album really is fantastic...

 


I'll dance to this...

 
 netstv wrote:
3->2

Next time

2->1 
 

I am like so with you, her voice is turrible, just turrible.{#Sad}
Funny, but for some reason today it sounded to me like she is singing "Spider Man".....  I guess because that broadway show is all over the news now that it's finally opening.  And I just heard a new Bono song from it on the radio yesterday.
It's a funny thing, but I always think I like the Cowboy Junkies more than I actually do.
When I haven't listened to any of their stuff for a while I remember their music as warm and gentle, like a soft sunset. But the moment I'm reintroduced to them (like now) I realise that they're really a symphony in beige, as it were.
Ho hum.
Tristre, mélancolique, idéal pour une fin de soirée a Paris.
3->2

Next time

2->1 
I usually love Cowboy Junkies....but this IS a spiral down. Horrible!
 sirdroseph wrote:


Dude, I am totally with you on this one!{#Cheers}
 
yes. agreed.{#Cheers}
Meh. {#Meditate}
Oh let me jump off a bridge as I spiral down... way too depressing for me this morning.
Playing in Copenhagen next week, it´s going to be a great show. I´m sure of it.
Yep,,keep the downers coming,I'm feeling way too friskie ! {#Snooty}
Though I do try to buy Canadian whenever possible, I have never been a fan of Cowboy Junkies. That wispy breathy voice gets on my nerves.
 ThePoose wrote:
Spiral Down is the name of every song the Boring Flunkies ever recorded.

 

Dude, I am totally with you on this one!{#Cheers}
 fredriley wrote:

I know, I know - such class material is just wasted on this audience of ingrates ;)

 
I resemble that remark, you guys!  BTW - I found your repartee hilarious.  Just couldn't follow up with anything equally brilliant. You know, "Better to keep your fingers shut and be thought a fool than to type something stupid and confirm it." {#Roflol}
 peter_james_bond wrote:
fredriley wrote:
Do I reckon this song? I'm a frayed knot :o)

I'll get me coat...
  
peter_james_bond wrote:
Sounds like you're at the end of your rope. Try to relax and unwind :-)
 
Fred, can you believe that our 1, 2 punch of comedy gold was ignored by the RP audience? {#Roflol} Oh well as long as we amuse ourselves, that's all that matters.

 
I know, I know - such class material is just wasted on this audience of ingrates ;)

fredriley wrote:
Do I reckon this song? I'm a frayed knot :o)

I'll get me coat...
  
peter_james_bond wrote:
Sounds like you're at the end of your rope. Try to relax and unwind :-)
 
Fred, can you believe that our 1, 2 punch of comedy gold was ignored by the RP audience? {#Roflol} Oh well as long as we amuse ourselves, that's all that matters.

 ThePoose wrote:
I wanna tie Margo to a chair, face a coupla Klipschorn Heresy IIIs at her, and play James Brown for a few days.

 
ThePoose wrote:
Margo wouldn't know up-tempo if it bit her on her cute little tush. SCREAM a little, Margo! Even if it's only on one song. Dump the ''lonesome whippoorwill'' motif.
 
 
Let's see, ThePoose wants to bite the singer "on her cute little tush" and make her scream, then tie her to a chair and force her to listen to James Brown, a guy with a long list of charges for domestic and sexual assault. I'm taking bets that ThePoose's favorite band is Bondage Fairies.

I wanna tie Margo to a chair, face a coupla Klipschorn Heresy IIIs at her, and play James Brown for a few days.

 
ThePoose wrote:
Margo wouldn't know up-tempo if it bit her on her cute little tush. SCREAM a little, Margo! Even if it's only on one song. Dump the ''lonesome whippoorwill'' motif.
 


Spiral Down is the name of every song the Boring Flunkies ever recorded.

I like them.....not crazy about em....I like em
Ahhh, but then there's the violins... {#Drool}
 govna wrote:
i will never, ever, ever, ever, EVER understand the appeal of this band.

...EVER.
 

Certainly not with an attitude like that.
This is quite remarkable.
 fredriley wrote:
Do I reckon this song? I'm a frayed knot :o)

I'll get me coat...
 
Sounds like you're at the end of your rope. Try to relax and unwind :-)
 fredriley wrote:
Do I reckon this song? I'm a frayed knot :o)

I'll get me coat...
 
  I'll see you out.

lol  fred...ya forgot  ur shoes{#Motor}... this is nice,but I really love(capital LOVE) Patty Griffin,Flaming Red  the whole cd is a Treasure trove of Awesome delites{#Jump}
Do I reckon this song? I'm a frayed knot :o)

I'll get me coat...
{#Meditate} Zenlike and magnificent. Bill and Rebecca, you've given me so many great artists...Saw them at the Cascade in Redding and came away with a new appreciation for concentrated musicianship. Namaste...
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........................

Nice. 
 govna wrote:
i will never, ever, ever, ever, EVER understand the appeal of this band.

...EVER.
 

Okay, that's cool... but I'm liking it : )   7.  good mix of sounds.
 TreborG2 wrote:
I had to take a second look at the title ... because what my brain had put together was a Lurleen ditty for Col. Homer J. named "Spiraled Ham", not "spiral down".
 

Mmm... Spiraled ham!  Aaaaaaa..........
i will never, ever, ever, ever, EVER understand the appeal of this band.

...EVER.
 TreborG2 wrote:
I had to take a second look at the title ... because what my brain had put together was a Lurleen ditty for Col. Homer J. named "Spiraled Ham", not "spiral down".
 

Ah, the joys of dyslexia!  And why does this disease have a name that the sufferers cannot read? {#Stupid}
 TreborG2 wrote:
I had to take a second look at the title ... because what my brain had put together was a Lurleen ditty for Col. Homer J. named "Spiraled Ham", not "spiral down".
 
LOL it does sound like "spiraled ham" ... thanks a lot, now I'll never hear anything else!
 thewiseking wrote:
so, now these soulless boring hacks have altered their sound.
now, they are ripping off Damien Rice.
 
Yeah, those crazy Junkies. 

11 years worth of music and THEN they start ripping off DR.

thpppbbtbt


Excuse me, I need to go kill myself now. :frustrated:
so, now these soulless boring hacks have altered their sound. now, they are ripping off Damien Rice.
:redface: I had to take a second look at the title ... because what my brain had put together was a Lurleen ditty for Col. Homer J. named "Spiraled Ham", not "spiral down". :mrgreen:
So far, I've never heard anything they've done that I didn't fall in love with.
This is just so beautiful. :yes:
Margo wouldn't know up-tempo if it bit her on her cute little tush. SCREAM a little, Margo! Even if it's only on one song. Dump the ''lonesome whippoorwill'' motif.
Love them Junkies!
Actually I wish we could "spiral up" on this Friday afternoon with 13 minutes left to go before closing time.
macadavy wrote:
Hear! Hear! 'It Came From Canada' but few outside of here seem to know of them - thanks for giving one of our best bands some exposure! (If you don't believe me, go listen to 'Sweet Jane' on The Trinity Session album.) :sunny:
Trinity Session - GREAT CD This is quite nice!! Love the strings (acoustic and not electronic).
Nice segue Dylan to Cowboy Junkies. I agree about Margo
macadavy wrote:
Hear! Hear! 'It Came From Canada' but few outside of here seem to know of them - thanks for giving one of our best bands some exposure! (If you don't believe me, go listen to 'Sweet Jane' on The Trinity Session album.) :sunny:
Yo, Canada! :biggrin: I have the Trinity Session CD in my "top shelf" collection along with Tragically Hip, Loreena McKennitt, and - of course - Sarah McLachlan. The latter two I saw live and in person at the Montreal Expo Centre in 1993. Those two - and the Canadian audience - were absolutely fabulous ... sipping delicious Molson Golden while listening to the music. :high-five:
aahhh cowboy junkies... always relaxing, thoughtful, and good.
rbigelo wrote:
The fact that RP gives the Cowboy Junkies airplay is one of the - many - reasons I support Radio Paradise, among the most important is that it's listener-supported and non-commercial. :music:
Hear! Hear! 'It Came From Canada' but few outside of here seem to know of them - thanks for giving one of our best bands some exposure! (If you don't believe me, go listen to 'Sweet Jane' on The Trinity Session album.) :sunny:
Ahh, Margo--my virtual sweetie! :hearteyes:
Mmm, like the strings! :boohoo:
Frawg wrote:
This does sound quite a bit different for Cowboy Junkies.
Yep!
The fact that RP gives the Cowboy Junkies airplay is one of the - many - reasons I support Radio Paradise, among the most important is that it's listener-supported and non-commercial. :music:
Dahnyul wrote:
For sure I understand why you think that. For me, however, as I first heard this I thought "Wow, new Junkies, and it sounds so fresh." I guess it's about becoming more sensitive to differences with familiarity. You know, sometimes subtle isn't so bad.
I'll second you on this. I actually came to the site to see who this was, while most CJ songs are recognizable in the first 15 seconds (at least to me). Now that I know, I can definitely hear the CJ signs. Look forward to hearing more from this.
This does sound quite a bit different for Cowboy Junkies. Of course that is only true if you haven't already made up your mind on them. I saw them Sunday Evening (Oct 21, 2007) in Londonderry, NH and they played this. Sounded a bit different there without the strings. Nice hearing a different take on it. Margo says it's her favorite song on this CD. s
Extremely well produced, great sound. Nice song too, a very fine band.
aristoteles wrote:
Is it me or most of their songs sound very VERY similar...? :eh:
For sure I understand why you think that. For me, however, as I first heard this I thought "Wow, new Junkies, and it sounds so fresh." I guess it's about becoming more sensitive to differences with familiarity. You know, sometimes subtle isn't so bad.
aristoteles wrote:
Is it me or most of their songs sound very VERY similar...? :eh:
You are quite correct. :yawn:
Is it me or most of their songs sound very VERY similar...? :eh:
The violins and cellos, which I think make this piece, sound like a Van Dyke Parks arrangement but it's not. It's by one Henry Kucharzyk.
First? This is good. Margo's voice sounds stronger than usual, somehow.
I keep waiting for this to go somewhere...
I just got this album and listened to it last night for the first time. Another excellent production from one of my favorite groups!